I Am A Lonely Spaceman

Steven Den Beste liked harem comedies, but it wasn’t enough for the girls to be gorgeous; the story had to go somewhere, and the boy in the middle had to “get a grip”. Asobi Ni Iku Yo! hit all his buttons, and while his full review is currently offline, you can still read his many blog entries about the show, including the storytelling, and one of his more whimsical speculations.

And then there’s his favorite episode, which includes this sad little song:

[Update: it appears that you only get the translated subtitles if you click through to view it on Youtube]

Untitled (Anime) Concert

(from the show that produced the world’s finest cover of Smoke On The Water)

not just a pretty voice…

Voice actress Ryoka Yuzuki (柚木涼香) keeps fairly busy, between video games, movie dubs, and obscure anime like Naruto, Nanoha, To Love-Ru, Queen’s Blade, and Kill la Kill. Publicity pictures show her to be an attractive woman, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Kanori Kadomatsu

Starting at 15, under the name Ayumi Nagashii (永椎あゆみ), she did some acting, then as Kanori Kadomatsu (角松かのり), she did a lot of cheesecake and nude modeling (NSFW: 1, 2, 3), as well as B movies and this cute little NSFW clip (removed from this video). She briefly used the Nagashii name again for some hentai anime, before settling on Ryoka Yuzuki for her quite successful seiyuu career.

To end on an amusing note, the #2 link above claims that the term coined in the Nineties for idols who did nudes but not porn was ヌードル, which Google associates exclusively with Cup Noodle. Wikipedia redirects it to Adult Model, which isn’t nearly as fun.

Pokemon Pop Quiz

In the following pictures, you see an elderly gentleman whose angry ranting about the destruction of his dock has suddenly been washed away by the sight of a 12-year-old girl. What is he saying?

  1. You remind me of my granddaughter!
  2. Damn, I'd like to see you all grown up!
Pokemon dirty old man 1
Pokemon dirty old man 2

The correct answer is 2: 「おお〜、8年後が楽しみじゃ」

The cane is a nice touch, don’t you think?

Angelic Layer on Bluray

In December. Possibly the finest example of an anime adaptation that’s not only better than the source material, but much better.

3D Explosion!

Megumin cosplay at Anime Expo


Konosuba OVA

There’s a sub out for the Konosuba special that was bundled with the latest light novel, and it’s mostly worthless. They didn’t want to steal material from the upcoming second season, so it’s just a standalone bit of fluff that doesn’t really deliver on its promises. The only thing I can really praise is one quiet scene towards the end that gives Megumin some character development.

Just add waifu

Available at J-List. Not available: exhibitionistic motorcycle-riding alien catgirl goddess. Good luck sourcing that component.

Red half-rims

“Need a clue, take a clue,
 got a clue, leave a clue”